Kate Is the Reigning Queen of the Gown Rewear (and Our Personal 'I Really Love My ...' Hero)

12/12/2013 at 02:15 PM ET

Kate Middleton Alice by Temperley lace gownGetty (3)

She’s already got a tiara and a title, but we’re giving The Duchess of Cambridge another crown and royal designation: The Queen of “I Really Love My.” Yes, she must have multiple closets teeming with gowns and accessories, but Kate has proven she loves to get a lot of wear out of her wardrobe. This week, however, she may have set her own personal rewear record, pulling out a gorgeous gown from her closet for the third time — just days after wearing another of our favorite gowns for the second time on the red carpet.

She followed up her ivory Roland Mouret rewear with a third viewing of a familiar lace Temperley London dress to the Natural History Museum Alive screening in London Wednesday. From her glossy blowout to her polished makeup, you might think you were looking at three of the same photos, save for the subtle tweaks in her choice of accessories.

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At yesterday’s screening, she played up the look with jewelry, adding a diamond necklace, drop earrings and a bracelet. In Nov. 2012, Kate added a pop of color to the design with a bright-red clutch for a dinner at her alma mater, the University of St Andrews. And when she first debuted the gown almost two years ago at the War Horse U.K. premiere, she added a black velvet clutch to match the waistband. Like we said, subtle tweaks.

When did the Duchess wear the dress best? What do you think of her red carpet repeat policy? Share your thoughts below.

–Brittany Talarico

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Jax on

I wore the same boots 4 days in a row, why am I not on page 6? Hmmmm? 😋

Suzanne on

Lovely. Simply stunning.

Jax – I wore the same shoes all week and no one made a fuss

Ariel on

I love that she does this.

Juli on

@Jax….you made LOL!!! I find it funny that People Magazine comments when someone wears the same article of clothing twice. Who wears something once?

Lori on

I love this princess more and more each day. She is simply stunning in this dress. So why not wear it again – and again. And again. Relaxed. Confident. Sure of who she is. Keep marching to your own tune, Kate Middleton.

Elizabeth on

To everyone who seems to have their underwear in a knot, I think the point is that American celebrities often don’t rewear fancy outfits. They’re showing that she is utilizing what she has instead of demanding new things for each event. And it’s a really pretty dress that looks amazing on her so relax.

Guest on

I love how people question why they think it’s weird for magazines to note this. Sure, it’s not the most interesting piece of news ever, but you’re on the style section of a gossip website. What do you expect?

Yes, it is strange for *celebrities* to be seen wearing something more than once. Maybe this is just indicative of me spending too much time on these sites, but the recycling of outfits just does not normally happen in this arena.

Obviously, you guys are kinda kidding by mentioning you wear the same things all the time yet you aren’t on this website. But you just sound bitter. Of course no one gives an F if we normal folk do stuff like that!

Krissie on

She just basically says to the entire world- I AM NOT ABOVE WEARING A BEAUTIFUL DRESS MORE THAN ONCE.

We should all be less materialistic and snobbish

Karlee_b on

JEEZ!! What a horrible person not wasting tax payers money and use a dress multiple time…

bobbie on

The ‘Countess’ looks stunning in what ever…just love seeing pics of her…People seems to be the only one bothred by this ‘same dress’ saga….

Mel on

Dear PEOPLE.com:


Guest on

Love this woman.

Rally on

It’s too pretty of a dress to not wear more then once. And why is a big deal to wear it more then once? I like her, she does what she wants and doesn’t let others tell her what is right or wrong to do.

Canon on

I love that she rewears. Keep in mind though that here, a celebrity will wear BORROWED clothes to events, so they can’t really rewear them since they have to give them back. I love that she has a dress that is tailor fit perfectly to her, and wears it whenever she feels that one calling her back. Kudos! I do get though that for photographed events, one would tend to want to wear something new, but it’s great that she doesn’t care. She looks great and that’s what counts-as it should be.

anonymous on

Most American celebrities wear borrowed clothes from designers for publicity or red carpet events. I think it shows true wealth when KM is able to recycle her gowns…because she actually owns them!

looks great on

I have worn the same winter coat for 21 days straight. ;-)

jwcgd23 on

Reblogged this on Newsroom.

Charissa on

My thing is this. She has a hairdresser. Why cant she at least change her hairstyle with each wear of the dress?!?

With that said, its her life so whatever!

Annie on

She is so classy and down to earth – she is just a very lovely person.

bettyann on


Renee on

I really think she dresses really well and looks good – and appropriate. She’s not trying to sell herself like so many women in the public eye do. I would love this dress myself!

Diana on

What is wrong with wearing the same dress more than once? We Americans are too caught up in the artificial world of celebrities!! As my Dad used to say, “They are no better than the rest of us. They put their pants on one leg at a time just like we do”! WE wear something more than once and I think that Kate is a role model to all of us and proves she is a LADY!!

Jenna on

Ever since she got engaged, she became a highly watched figurehead. I don’t have a problem with that since I near idolize her and think she is a doll. BUT why is everybody always freaking out when she wears a piece of clothing more than once? She’s a real human being with a lot, but limited, amount of money. She’s wearing normal, affordable (most of them anyway) clothes because she isn’t somebody to say “Oh, I married a prince! I’m going to drain his family’s money by purchasing all these expensive clothes that I’ll only wear once for two hours!” Afterall, isn’t that why we love her?

Annie on

An THAT Hollywood is how you do it!

amyinoaktown on

Yes, it’s called a wardrobe…most of us pull things from our closets more than 1 time.

indyrin on

I really wish Hollywood celebrities would start taking a cue from Kate. There are so many beautiful gowns/dresses that they wear just once… if they love it and love how they look in it – why not wear again? Go Kate – you rock!

mankalalalala on

Its a beautiful dress. I would want to wear it more than just once. :)

Terri on

What’s the big hairy deal?? So what she wore the same dress three different times, is that why the world stopped for a few seconds? Geez!

Sheesh on

I have been wearing the same clothes for the past decade!!!!! LOL

Kay on

I absolutely get that gowns can be worn again and again…. but in the same week? Not sure about that….. I’m sure she has others she can recycle from months ago. At least wait a few months and then wear it again. Oh well – not that important, I guess.

Dawn on

Good for her. Just because someone, royalty, or actor, wears something more then once, they are frowned upon. Your average Joe wears clothes more then once, and they are not in the news. Give it a rest media, seriously. Kate is beautiful and classy, and showing that she is almost like the rest of us.

Michele Peters on

@ Kay the article states when she wore them and it was over a 2 year period, not 3 times in the same week.

Stephanie on

I love that Kate re wears her clothes. I mean we all have to do this that is why we have washers and dryers because we have to wear our clothes more than once, twice, three times. I just think Kate does the right thing by saying hey I’m just like everybody else.

KateYouRock on

Ik they have all the money in the world, but I really admire that she shops from middle-range brands as well and repeats her clothes. She’s still a commoner at heart and very humble! So admirable:)

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